Eryn Newman

Dr Eryn Newman is a researcher at the ANU Research School of Psychology. Her research focuses on distortions of memory and cognition, looking at how people can succumb to ‘truthiness’ – using feelings and pseudo-evidence to decide what is real, instead of drawing on facts.

She completed her PhD at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand and from 2012-2015 spent four years at the University of California, Irvine as a Fulbright Scholar and then Postdoc. From 2015-2017 she trained as a Research Associate/Postdoc at the University of Southern California, studying social-cognitive perspectives on assessments of truth and memory.